Seven years ago, it was determined to establish an accomplished Plein air “ outdoor painting” competition in Canandaigua modeled after successful competitions in Carmel, California, Easton, Maryland and Saranac Lake, NY, Pat Rini Rohrer enlisted the help and support of other like-minded community members, art patrons, artist and community and business leaders to establish the Finger Lakes Plein Air Competition & Festival. The Ontario County Arts Council was “in” from the start, providing the first installment of seed money and dedication to enriching our cultural heritage. Others quickly followed suit, volunteers signed on, and qualified and national Plein air artists were eager to participate.
Today the festival is an eminently respected art competition and popular community event. A 100% volunteer organization, we are dependent on contributions from individuals, business and community organizations of a culturally rich community.
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